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Back Problems board

Thanks for all your advice and replies. It's good to know that there are others who have been there and that you can ask questions and get some good answers!

I called my rhuematologist about the pain and he told me that the only way he'd schedule me an mri is that I must be ready to have surgery. Well, I can't commit to surgery without knowing what's wrong with me or doing some homework on the diagnosis and alternate treatments. So, I guess I'm back where I started. I'll live with the problem until I can't take the pain anymore and stay on the course he prescribed: relafen (3rd anti-inflamatory medicine I've tried in 2 months! Bextra and Mobic caused reactions) and weight loss. Boy, it's enough to make you depressed (and I had a good cry after talking to the doctor). Well, I feel better now that I got to vent all my frustrations out!

Thanks again for the replies....Missee